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Twelve faculty members named as 2018 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Twelve outstanding faculty members from across the university have been named to the 2018 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from all corners of campus.


What’s On My Mind: Racial protest in America

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos looks at how racial conflict and the reaction to it have shaped our country in this week’s edition of “What’s On My Mind.”


Vanderbilt marks MLK Day with march, teach-ins, keynote, more

Vanderbilt University celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of events on and off campus Jan. 15. The theme of the university’s 2018 commemoration was “Justice Through Collective Action: Fighting Oppression Without Suppression.”


Student-athletes, faculty, staff visit historic Memphis sites to mark MLK Day

Vanderbilt Athletics sponsored a day trip to Memphis Jan. 14 in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The group of Commodore student-athletes, staff members and faculty visited the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the site of King’s assassination 50 years ago this April, among other historic sites. Watch video and read reflections on their experience.


Cobb looks to King’s legacy for insight on race, politics

Jelani Cobb, a Columbia University professor who has written extensively on race and injustice, spoke at Vanderbilt Wednesday on the deep significance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy for those seeking to understand and respond to recent divisive political developments.


Faculty asked to work with students who miss class due to flu

The Office of the Dean of Students is reporting a high number of influenza cases among students on campus. As a result, the Student Health Center is encouraging all students who are ill to stay away from class to avoid spreading the virus.


Faculty encouraged to submit Discovery and Research Scholar grant proposals

The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the next round of Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants.


Tennessee Education Research Alliance has a new faculty director

Jason A. Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, will lead the enterprise.


Study finds children think flexibly about gender identity

Children may think more flexibly about gender identity than previously thought, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers.


Vanderbilt Campus Dining celebrates staff milestones

Vanderbilt Campus Dining welcomed its staff members back for the spring semester at an awards luncheon Jan. 5 at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Team members who were promoted, achieved staff awards during the fall and received service awards in 2017 were celebrated.


SkyVU in-person support now available

From Jan. 8 through mid-February, the SkyVU team will offer weekly support meetings designed for specific roles.


Faculty input sought at Big Data town halls

In partnership with the Faculty Senate, the Data Science Visions Working Group seeks to gather input from faculty colleagues through a series of town hall-style conversations.


Makers race the clock to repair the world through this weekend’s TOM makeathon

Teams of makers will race the clock at the Wond’ry this weekend to create innovative solutions to the problems facing those living with disabilities in Nashville and beyond.


VKC Science Day to focus on science of development and developmental disabilities

Technology as a tool in research and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be the keynote topics at the 10th annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.


Vanderbilt University’s annual Service Award Ceremony set for Jan. 30

Vanderbilt University’s annual Service Award Ceremony recognizes employees who celebrated significant service milestones in 2017. You can share in the fun and congratulate your colleagues on their accomplishments by attending this year’s ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Student Life Center.


Monique Morris to speak at Vanderbilt on criminalization of black girls Feb. 1

Monique W. Morris, an award-winning author and social justice scholar, is the featured speaker for the next installment of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.


Vanderbilt Orchestra performs ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ Feb. 1

The Vanderbilt University Orchestra and conductor Robin Fountain will take on French composer Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, an important masterwork of the Romantic era, on Thursday, Feb. 1. A special pre-concert reception for Vanderbilt University employees and their guests will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ingram Hall lobby.


ScholarSips, fundraiser for VU student scholarships, is Feb. 24

The Vanderbilt Woman’s Club will host the 12th annual ScholarSips, a dinner, dance and silent auction event benefiting the Ada Bell Stapleton/Blanche Henry Weaver Scholarship Fund, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Vanderbilt Legends Club. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to a deserving Vanderbilt students.


C-Suite Café opens at Owen School

The C-Suite Café, operated by Nashville-based Osa Roasters, has opened up shop in the former student lounge area at the Owen Graduate School of Management.


Vanderbilt Kennedy Center exhibit features service dogs of Middle Tennessee

“Doggone Good,” featuring photography by Jen Vogus, is now on display at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and can be viewed for free through March 2018.


Take Note

» Holocaust Lecture Series seeks volunteers for genocide prevention simulation Jan. 20–21

» Rabbi David Dalin discusses, signs recent book Jan. 25 at bookstore

» BioVU focus of Research Enterprise Forum Jan. 31

» Ash Wednesday services offered Feb. 14 at Vanderbilt Hospital

» Help us discover how children who are deaf or hard of hearing learn to read

» Funding opportunity: Vanderbilt-Incyte Research Alliance Program Grant

» Nominations sought for 2018 School of Medicine faculty awards

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Breastfeeding – A Positive Choice’ Jan. 18

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Warm Up with Soups’ Jan. 26

» Life Phase Series: ‘Getting Older – Tips on Legal Planning’ Feb. 8

» Be a leader for wellness this year with Wellness Commodores

» Eating healthier this year? Health Plus brings CORE Nutrition to your department

» Register for spring group and private swim lessons at the Rec

» Kayak roll clinics available at the Rec this semester

» Register for boxing classes at the Rec

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 18 — Noon
Restorative Justice and Forgiveness in the Criminal Justice System

Jan. 18 — 12:10 p.m.
Neuroscience Brown Bag Series

Jan. 18 — 6 p.m.
Paying Uncle Sam: Understanding Taxes for Stipends, Grants and Fellowships

Jan. 18 — 7 p.m.
Israeli Dance Session - Schulman Center

Jan. 19 — 11 a.m.
Hold the Stuffing Final Weigh-in - Baker Building, 10th Floor Training Room

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